Autumn Term 1- Africa

Literacy

As a basis for our lessons this half term we will be linking our Literacy to our Africa theme. 

  • Biographical Newspaper Reports about the life of Martin Luther King Jnr.
  • Biographies of famous African people, including Nelson Mandela.
  • Non-Chronological Reports about a variety of African animals.
  • African Myths and Legends

The children will also be taught a separate grammar lesson in addition to their topic basic lessons.

 

Numeracy

Children are grouped for Numeracy lessons with work matched and targeted to stretch and further their understanding. Within the new curriculum, children are encouraged to 'master' new concepts before moving on to more challenging mathematical content. This will entail lots of problem solving and providing lots of opportunities for the children to apply basic skills and number facts in more abstract and puzzle based tasks. An overview of the area to be covered this half term can be found below:

  • place value of numbers up to 10,000,000
  • ordering whole numbers and decimals
  • interpreting number sequences involving decimals and negative numbers
  • to instantly recall times tables to 12x12 and know the related division facts
  • to recall equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • to consolidate both mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • to interpret line and scatter graphs, forming conclusions and hypotheses
  • to calculate the value of missing angles in various situations
  • to carry out investigations, applying key facts in problem based situations

 

R.E

 

 

Science

Our science topic this term is the Human Body. We will be looking at the heart primarily and how this vital organ keep us alive. We will also be organising our own experiments, investigating the effect of both excess sugar and fat. We will then be looking at the digestive system.

 

P.E and Games

In our P.E sessions this term the children will be participating in multi-skills sessions, as well as undertaking lots of fitness assessments.

Games sessions will be taught by Mr Cowling on Monday afternoons, so please ensure P.E. kits are in school.

 

Topic (Geography, History, Art and D.T)

Geography- The children will learn how to use 4 and 6 figure grid references and how to interpret a range of maps, both written and digital. This will be linked to our Africa theme. We will look at the demographics of different African countries and compare and contrast them. We will also explore the physical features of a variety of countries in Africa and compare and contrast them to our own country.

History- We will explore the history of Africa, it's countries and Nelson Mandela.

Art- The children will be producing several African themed pieces, inspired by the Ndebele Tribes.

D.T- There will be no specific D.T lessons this term as again this is a focus of our next half term's topic.

 

Music

The children will continue their weekly music lessons taught by Mrs Longhurst.

Spanish

The children will continue their weekly Spanish lessons taught by our languages expert, Senorita Andrea.

PSHE

We will be looking at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, analysing its effect on certain parts of African life. We will explore Martin Luther King's life more closely.